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[Classical Mythology (Little Books About Big Things)]

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If you think the legendary gods and goddesses of classical mythology are ancient history, think again. This little book focuses on a variety of those fascinating gods and goddesses and some of the lessons they’ve been teaching people since long ago—with a few wild and crazy tales to boot.

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[Classical Mythology (Little Books About Big Things)]

[9781435146839]

[spine] Mucker Classical Mythology (Little Books About Big Things) [logo]

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If you think the legendary gods and goddesses of classical mythology are ancient history, think again. This little book focuses on a variety of those fascinating gods and goddesses and some of the lessons they’ve been teaching people since long ago—with a few wild and crazy tales to boot.

Here are just a few of the interesting facts you’ll find in Classical Mythology:

·         Head of a crocodile, body of a lioness, rear of a hippopotamus, Ammut was a female demon who took the last measure of a person’s deeds. If he’d been wicked, Ammut would eat his soul and he’d spend eternity in torment.

·         The most famous “miracle birth” in Greek mythology is that of Athena, goddess of wisdom, who sprang fully formed from the head of Zeus.

·         Cronos ate five of his kids on purpose.

·         The Nereids were patron spirits of sailors, who whispered kind, loving words about them to ensure they would stay safe at sea.

·         In Egyptian mythology, the Phoenix was a magical firebird, associated with the sun. It lived for hundreds of years, and when it died it was reborn from its own ashes.

·         You might say that Atlas is all over the map. The Titan who holds up the heavens gave his name to the Atlantic Ocean, the Atlas Mountains in northern Africa, and the mythical lost continent of Atlantis. And of course a bound collection of maps is also called an atlas.

 

Ever what was in Pandora’s box? Or how Achilles came to have a weak spot? You’ll find the answers inside . . . and many more[AR1] !

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Do you know that . . .

·         Adonis, the most handsome man in the world and the great love of the goddess Aphrodite, had an unusual and unhappy start in life.

·         The Romans broke down the process of procreation and birth into many steps, each of which was governed by a particular deity.

·         Zeus and Hera fought all the time, cheated on each other regularly, and set the bar as high as it could possibly be for power couples behaving badly.

·         Ares, the Greek god of war, drove a chariot drawn by four immortal, fire-breathing horses.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435146839
  • Publisher: Fall River Press
  • Publication date: 4/15/2014
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 409,960
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Bob Bailey Mucker is an author, world traveler, and iconoclast who fondly recalls the days of vinyl records and appreciates those who appreciate the Masonic ideals of square-dealing and restraint. His interests include history, literature, music, and beer-separately or concurrently. He resides in the eastern United States where he was born and raised.
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